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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.

Remembering Childhood

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Micro Poetry ~ Binding With Briars                   (posted by Kerry) This weekend, our frame of reference is “Binding With Briars” – from the final line of the … Continue reading

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From a Crescent

Written again (don’t know what happened to my link!) for Poets United – Dark Moon, New Moon (posted by Susan) “Historically and pragmatically speaking, The Dark Moon refers to the period of time when the moon exhibits zero illumination, while … Continue reading

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The Swerk One

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Scribble It!  “Awhape Me” (posted by Paul) Experts at the University of York have complied a list of 30 words from the English language that have fallen out of our consciousness and … Continue reading

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Gold Eyes

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1278 – Enigma (music by Karunesh) (Being inspired by music) dawn dewdrops shimmer the fench glistens © Chèvrefeuille (experimental tanka) Here is my attempt: sundial moves to sunset reflected in animal eyes of gold http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

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Ball Is In Your Court

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes – “Words, Words, Words” Below are eight words from those two files. Use some or all of them as you will. Use them as is. Find synonyms and use these new words (or use … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

Written for:  Poetics Aside #415 Write an I Believe You poem.  This could be a poem about someone’s vision for the future or someone’s story of the past. It could be a poem about a real person, a fictional character, or … Continue reading

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Tribute To The Pumpkin

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  The Smell of Chrysanthemums  (posted by Kim) “The challenge is to write a poem, of any length or form, about an item of autumn: whole tree or just a leaf or nut; flower, … Continue reading

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Moods of Blue

Written for:  Quickly – “Make It Easy On Yourself” “Nothing fancy.  Listen.  Go where you go.” (Mz. Quickly shared videos of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Peggy Lee, and Ray Charles) Some blues wail, leave a trail of sadness and … Continue reading

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stream

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1276 – Tranquil tranquility – finally I have found peace, blossoms have fallen © Koyu-Ni (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) “I think that in my translation the peace of mind is stronger present. With every gust of wind I am … Continue reading

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pink skin

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1275 – Nakedness pink skin they cuddle and play on wobbly legs new litter of pups http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

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